"Now let’s get it all in perspective…" Via FB
This boggles my mind.
Faces 20 years in prison for firing warning shots at ABUSIVE HUSBAND.
Nobody cares about us
The system is very flawed indeed
Uh I can throw out a bunch of anecdotal evidence with no context too. Lol Who’s oj Simpson?
George Zimmerman: Was getting his head pounded against the pavement by said “innocent kid” and fired one shot. Justified.
Casey Anthony: Yea, that was a boondoggle from the word “go.”
Andrea Yates: She was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Her conviction was overturned due to an “expert” lying under oath and was later found “not guilty by reason of insanity.” She has been committed by the court and is now in a maximum security mental health facility. For life.
Michael Vick: He funded, oversaw and sanctioned horrible abuses to animals. He admitted to it and paid the price (prison time). If you condone that kind of behavior, that’s on you.
Marissa Alexander (mentioned in the comments): She got into an argument with her estranged husband (whom she had a restraining order against) and and Alexander said she feared for her life when she went out to her vehicle to get the gun she legally owned. She came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling. She left the scene, came back with a gun and fired the shot into the wall. This by definition is illegal. We have strict laws governing when deadly force and/or intimidation is warranted for a reason. Learn them.
Moral of all this is that you can cherry pick all the cases you want to fit your narrative, but without further context it is just bunk. There’s a scientific method for a reason.
NFL Bans Daniel Defense Super Bowl Ad
This is the ad and a response from Colion Noir
The stigmatization of guns continues.
When a couple in Oak Hill, Fla., witnessed a group of crooks trying to break into their home on Tuesday, they acted quickly. The woman first alerted her husband, Ira Roberts, so he could arm himself.
Knowing the gun laws in his state, he considered his next move carefully.
“I knew I couldn’t shoot them. Legally you can’t shoot them when they’re running away. So I pumped one into the ground. Which was good, it alerted all my neighbors,” he told WESH-TV.
As the suspects took off running, one of the men was reportedly tackled by one of Roberts’ neighbors. That neighbor was a 44-year-old woman — who just so happened to also be a former professional boxer.
The woman, identified as Beverly Rose, couldn’t help but taunt the criminal.
“I did make a comment to him, how he liked being caught and tackled by a 44-year-old woman; he just kept shaking his head,” she said.
Justin Goodrich, 23, was detained until police arrived on the scene. He was later taken to the hospital after he reportedly had a seizure.
Police apprehended two other suspects just miles from the scene of the crime and then arrested another two suspects running into some nearby woods shortly after. Finally, on Wednesday, police arrested the final suspect who managed to escape on Tuesday.
“All of the defendants are charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft. Watson faces an additional charge of resisting arrest without violence,”WESH-TV reports.
While I would advise against firing warning shots (even into the ground), I am glad everything turned out for the better in this situation. I am glad I live in a country where law abiding people have a means to defend themselves and their property, even is outmatched physically.
lawdsmooze asked: WE ARE NOT TAKING YOUR GUNS WE ARE MAKING IT SO PEOPLE WHO WOULD MISUSE THEM CAN'T BUY THEM AND TO GET RID OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AMD WEAPONS WITH LARGE AMMO CAPACITY
How is it possible to truly prevent anyone from misusing a gun? Background checks for felonies and mental illness is all well and good, but what about the people who have mental illness and there is no public record of it?
Don’t answer, I’ll save you the trouble…it’s impossible.
Every time the left wants to “tighten” up the ability to get a gun the only logical conclusion to be drawn eventually is that the only way to prevent gun violence is to knock it off with the regulatory baby steps just take away the right from everybody. Which would be great if it ever worked in practice (it doesn’t)
You may believe the liberals don’t want to take away guns, but that’s exactly what they are incrementally trying to do.
Well said. You can’t prevent crime through legislation, because criminal activity is illegal to begin with. Even if I believed all anti-gun individuals were sincere in their reasoning to disarm America, they still aren’t logical or practical. They never will be either.
It makes about as much sense as gun control (and just as effective).
365 Photo Project
Day 329: Gun Control
Seen in Union Square Park
All I want for Christmas is to have my constitutional, human, and natural rights intact so that I can survive and continue to help keep the public safe.
But some people don’t want real safety, they want imaginary safety such as gun control. Creating further victims isn’t going to bring any dead person back.
Picture translated: “All I want for Christmas is control over people so I can enact my agenda.”
Just like a bully picking on the wimpy kid, it’s easy to get your way when the other person is weak.
DC to begin fingerprinting, taking mug shots of all LEGAL gun owners at police stations
Washington DC’s new gun regulations are set to take effect on January 1, and they are brazenly unconstitutional.
from Washington Times:
The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people with guns in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and to undergo a criminal-background check.
Now, legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. That is neither constitutional, nor fair.
The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates.
The Metropolitan Police Department filed proposed rules last week to enact this absurd law, and citizens have until Dec. 15 to comment on the regulations.
To avoid becoming a felon, anyone with a gun registered before 2011 will have to go to police headquarters to be fingerprinted, photographed, provide proof of address, pay a fee and confirm they may still legally possess the firearm. The Firearms Registration Section will then create a new registration certificate — now in the form of an ID card — for each gun.
Imagine that, Washington DC, a town full of crooks, is going to begin treating the law abiding citizens the same as felons. This law is not only a violation of the 2nd Amendment, but a hideous encroachment on the 4th as well.
No. Do not comply.
Lex Talionis - Law of Tooth and Claw.
November 2013. A storeowner defends himself against a mob of looters in the ruins of Tacloban City. Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 90% of the city and smashed the city jail, unleashing murderers, robbers and rapists on the populace. At night survivors huddled quietly in the remnants of their homes, for fear of attracting looters.
I hope this guy makes it through alright.
I really can’t get over how every gun control argument boils down to “your rights need to be restricted based off of what someone else might do”
How is this an acceptable argument to make
The Constitution > feelings every day,
‘I DON’T THINK THE NRA IS A VILLAIN’: OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR & OBAMA SUPPORTER’S SURPRISING IDEA ON GUNS & THE 2ND AMENDMENT
It’s a rare occasion to see CNN host Piers Morgan sit silently for nearly two minutes. It’s also a rare occasion for him to allow a guest to praise the NRA uninterrupted on his program.
However, that’s exactly what happened when Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss spouted his theory about guns and gun ownership.
It was near the end of a lengthy interview, covering a wide range of topics like the actor’s new, non-profit Dreyfuss Initiative to teach civics and his struggles from being bi-polar, when the CNN host brought up his pet peeve: “The power of the NRA and the apparent intransigence of Washington to do anything about that.”
Dreyfuss, a perceived liberal, seemed to surprise Morgan when he suggested that the NRA — and not the U.S. government — should decide who can own guns and which guns should be in the hands of the American people.
Dreyfuss, who talked openly about impeaching President Bush in 2008, and in the past has almost exclusively given money to Democrat candidates, calls himself a “libo-conservo-middle-of-the-roado.” But, the actor doesn’t think the NRA is as awful as some make it out to be.
“First of all, I don’t think the NRA is a villain,” he said. “And I don’t think that the people against the NRA are villains. I believe that’s a problem with the press that started with an ‘us – them’ problem.”
After explaining his thoughts on the ambiguity of the Second Amendment, Dreyfuss offered a plan based on his understanding of the “original mandate of the NRA” — “to train responsible gun ownership.”
Dreyfus proposed, “They (the NRA) should train excellence in gun ownership. They should create the short list of the guns that are allowed at home. And every other gun they say is legal like – people killers and nuclear-tipped semi-automatics should be held in armories owned and controlled by the NRA, not the government.”
As Morgan remained silent, Dreyfuss offered a supporting analogy.
“Remember that this is a gun culture. It’s also a car culture,” he said. “And no one with any brains would let someone untrained get behind the wheel of a car.”
The actor wrapped up his proposition with a statement that is likely to raise eyebrows from many on the political left, declaring, “The NRA should be thought of, or think of themselves as heroes and take care of this problem.”
Morgan finally commented, “Pretty large stretch for some of us to look at people like Wayne LaPierre as heroes, but an interesting argument you put forward there.”
Dreyfus responded by letting Morgan know that it was not just some wild theory, but an idea he had already pitched to a former NRA president and after he asked her what she thought of his plan, she (probably Marion Hammer or Sandra Froman – the NRA’s two female presidents) reportedly told him, “What did I think? I did back flips, and I’m calling people.”
Sorry Richard, but the Second Amendment says “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Nobody, including third party entities such as the NRA, is entitled to infringe upon the rights of the American people.
"In Defense of Liberty"